Don Sears Reverend Donald F. Sears

First post: Nov 9, 2021 Latest post: Dec 4, 2021
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Donald F. Sears


Self-Authored Obituary


Donald F. Sears (Jr.), born 7/5/1929 in Williamsport, PA died Saturday evening 11/13/2021 near his home in Raymore, MO.  Survived by his wife, Janet W. Sears and 5 children; Christopher (Nashville, TN), Andrew (Betsy) (Overland Park, KS), Kathryn Roberts (Mike) (Lake Lotawana, MO), Rebecca Drumheller (Jay) (Danville, PA), and William (Angie)(Frisco, TX); 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 step-children, 9 step-grandchildren, and 7 step great-grandchildren.  His first wife, Joan Waters Sears, his parents, and his sister died previously. 

Don was educated in public schools, Haverford College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Menninger Foundation.  He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1954 in PA, served as USN chaplain with USMC air units, with Japanese young men and women ministering with G.I.’s in Japan, then with Presbyterian Churches in Rossville and Delia, KS as well as Blue Springs and Grandview, MO.  Johnson County Sr. Nutrition Program employed Don over 10 years.  Volunteering at American Stroke Foundation and Heartland Presbyterian Center were enduring joys.  Collegial ministry in the local Heartland Presbytery led to appreciation for stimulating friendships.  A relative warned him not to be a “man of measured merriment”. 

Plans for his memorial service are forthcoming.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcomed for Heartland Presbyterian Center at webpage: